- May 3, 2011
bogdan said:So "Show avast recommendation features" and "Show social networking features" have no impact on ads?
Personally, I have no problem with the pop-ups but since some avast users are complaining (also on avast forum: link 1, link 2, link 3) I thought that there might be a setting that can disable or lower the number of pop-ups so that everyone can feel satisfied with the free version of avast.
I know if you disable "Show avast recommendation features", you will not be notified about promotional offers and free giveaways (one of my customers won a free Ipad from Avast) because of this feature. I'm not sure if it has any effects on displaying ads for their paid products.
I'm not sure what "Show social networking features" does.
When an ad displays, there is an option to "Not show again", simply check the box and that ad is gone for good.
For those posts in the Avast Forums looks like work of trolls, all of the users complaining are new members that only have a few posts and most of them are their only to complain about ads. None of the long term members are saying anything about the ads.
If Avast was really displaying ads like these trolls are saying, wouldn't it be more likely that the long term members would be the first to complain?
I still use Avast Free on my XP Home system and I have only seen about 3 ads in the last 2 months. If I stated to see a problem with these ads, I would be one of the first to complain about them. Not only that, I recommend Avast to my customers, if my customers were getting upset with the ads it makes it look bad on me. So far none of my customers have complained about the ads. One of my customers actually watches for the ads thinking she might win something again after winning an Ipad.